Washington D.C., Jan 26, 2021 / 17:45 pm
Several state legislatures are considering measures in support of and against abortion.
The South Carolina senate this week is considering a bill that would ban elective abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which occurs around six weeks into a pregnancy.
Although Gov. Henry McMaster (R) has indicated he would sign the "heartbeat" bill if it reached his desk, it would likely face legal challenges from pro-choice groups should it become law.
As reported by SCNOW, abortions performed after six weeks of pregnancy accounted for around 55% of the overall number of abortions in South Carolina, according to 2019 state data.